Green computing refers to the eco-friendly and environmentally responsible usage of computers and their resources associated with the IT industry and services. In other words, it involves the designing, engineering, and usage of computing devices in such a way that it can reduce any adverse impact on the environmental impact in the IT industry. Green means environment-friendly while the cloud is the representative of the internet service delivery model.
Computer manufacturers are investing in technology that can help in designing energy-efficient computing devices that mitigate the usage of dangerous materials and also help in maximizing the usage of power efficiency while lowering carbon and gas emissions. Green cloud practices also involve minimizing the usage of resources such as water used for cooling data centers. By adopting green cloud initiatives, companies can not only contribute their bit to the protection of nature but can also achieve cost savings by maximizing the usage of resources.